I do not make this often, however I wanted to make the fajitas due to the fact that for the most part, my colleague Aaron orders these most every time we go have mexican food. I have to admit, the fajita is not only fun to make, but fun to eat, especially if sharing. This recipe can go a few ways with chicken, shrimp, or fish, but I used steak, and did so because the butcher’s cut of a thinly sliced flank steak was a sure bet.
- 1 thinly sliced flank or skirt steak
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 tbsp carne asada seasoning (found at mexican grocery)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- large or small flour tortillas
- 1 red onion, medium sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded, cored, and medium sliced
- 1 lime
- Sour cream (optional)
- Fresh Salsa
Combine your dry ingredients. Rub the meat with the olive oil, then sprinkle the dry ingredients on each side of the steak. I rub my seasonings in there. Place in a large ziplock bag and let this sit in the refrigerator for 4 hours, to overnight (I also overnight).
Heat your grill to medium-high heat. Place your steak on there and grill a few minutes on each side. If the steak was a thicker cut, you will obviously want to cook it a couple of more minutes on each side. The goal is a medium steak, not only for the color, but the flavor and texture.
While the steak is cooking, bring a pan to medium-high heat. Add a bit of olive oil, and toss in your onion and peppers, and cook until tender (4-6 minutes). Once cooked, splash lime juice on them.
Once your steak is done cooking, remove onto a cutting board, and let it rest while your peppers are cooking. Cut thin slices, agains the grain. Serve both your peppers and steak on a large serving tray for your family or guests. Warm the tortillas in the microwave, or place in foil, and put them in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes. If you have a tortilla warmer, use one. They are great for keeping the tortillas warm while you are eating.
You all should know this one. To serve, place the meat and peppers onto your tortilla. Add your sour cream, guacamole, and sala. Fold and eat. I hope you enjoy.